RON CARLIVATI (Head writer of ONE LIFE TO LIVE)
We Love Soaps: What might you say to someone who thinks HIV happened a long time ago and has passed?
Ron Carlivati: I think that’s one of the great things about an event like this. It raises awareness that this is an ongoing issue that needs to be dealt with, and people need to realize this is real. Especially young kids. We write for a lot of younger characters issues around sexuality and it’s as important, if not important, today.
We Love Soaps: What might someone who does not have a platform of a stage do to support people with HIV and AIDS?
Ron Carlivati: There are all kinds of grassroots organizations, volunteer organizations that you can be a part of in your own community. Like God’s Love We Deliver is a fantastic organization that brings meals to people. Just get involved.
EDITOR'S NOTE: If you would like to learn more ways to take action against the spread of HIV/AIDS, and want to learn more about the current HIV Vaccine Clinical Trials, please visit Hope Takes Action, or contact Damon at Jacobs@welovesoaps.net.
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